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    Re: Will there be a Government shut down tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't believe there will be.
    LOL......wrong again....and your Republican party is getting killed in the public opinion forum.......
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    Re: Will there be a Government shut down tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Hm.

    Hopefully we don't all die in the streets. From what I'm told, we cannot survive without the federal government.


    People can survive for a short time...Most people, except the money people, live from paycheck to paycheck.. More than a couple of missed paychecks can be catastrophic for the average person...

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    Re: Will there be a Government shut down tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    A last ditch effort at playing hot potato with the Senate over who is responsible for shutting down government. However, while they're screwing around with the potato the floor has come out from under their feet.


    They just don't want to give up, no matter the cost.. A CNN poll yesterday said that 60% of the American people did "not" want a government shutdown...

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    Re: Will there be a Government shut down tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    People can survive for a short time...Most people, except the money people, live from paycheck to paycheck.. More than a couple of missed paychecks can be catastrophic for the average person...
    For as large and advanced as human brains are, I find the notion that catastrophe, starvation and death are a mere couple missed paychecks away to be very strange. It should inspire some deeper reflection on the new profound vulnerability of humans.

    How have we survived this long, and what the hell happened to us that we've become so helpless? Should we be living in such a state of helplessness and dependence? How can we back away from this edge of utter catastrophe and get back to a state of a little bit more confidence and self-reliance?
    Last edited by Neomalthusian; 10-01-13 at 08:59 PM.

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    Re: Will there be a Government shut down tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I hardly call this a government shutdown.......Now back under Clinton that was a shutdown.
    You call military being paid with IOUs not a shutdown? The entire national parks being offline not a shutdown? 80% of NASA going home? 800,000 civilian military contractors not working not a shutdown?

    You are wrong. As usual, man up for once in your life.
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    Re: Will there be a Government shut down tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    You call military being paid with IOUs not a shutdown? The entire national parks being offline not a shutdown? 80% of NASA going home? 800,000 civilian military contractors not working not a shutdown?

    You are wrong. As usual, man up for once in your life.
    In case you missed it, funding for active duty military was signed by the President last night, and the 800,000 number being bantered about is the total amount of federal workers furloughed which is about a third...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Will there be a Government shut down tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    In case you missed it, funding for active duty military was signed by the President last night, and the 800,000 number being bantered about is the total amount of federal workers furloughed which is about a third...
    Doesn't change NASA. Doesn't change the parks. Doesn't change health inspectors. Doesn't change food inspectors. Doesn't change the NIH. Doesn't change science research overall. Doesn't change immigration. Doesn't change SBA. Doesn't change that a sizable portion of the government is offline.
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    Re: Will there be a Government shut down tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Doesn't change NASA. Doesn't change the parks. Doesn't change health inspectors. Doesn't change food inspectors. Doesn't change the NIH. Doesn't change science research overall. Doesn't change immigration. Doesn't change SBA. Doesn't change that a sizable portion of the government is offline.
    Only non-essential government personnel were furloughed...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Will there be a Government shut down tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    For as large and advanced as human brains are, I find the notion that catastrophe, starvation and death are a mere couple missed paychecks away to be very strange. It should inspire some deeper reflection on the new profound vulnerability of humans.

    How have we survived this long, and what the hell happened to us that we've become so helpless? Should we be living in such a state of helplessness and dependence? How can we back away from this edge of utter catastrophe and get back to a state of a little bit more confidence and self-reliance?


    I didn't say anything about starvation and death, but two missed house payments can be difficult to make up and two missed utility and telephone bills will be a BIG problem...How about no water or garbage pickup?

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    Re: Will there be a Government shut down tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Only non-essential government personnel were furloughed...
    Your point? Read what I posted. All of those were furloughed. Only a tiny portion of health and food inspectors are still on the job and only a fraction of researchers are still working to maintain basic power to experiments. We're already in the hole a billion in interest due to this mess.
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